Chief Keef arrested in Georgia hotel after staff smells marijuana
BY BRIAN SLODYSKO Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org May 21, 2013 8:12AM
Rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in Georgia last week on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Updated: June 23, 2013 6:13AM
Chicago rapper Chief Keef makes no secret of his fondness for marijuana.
The staff at the swanky Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter hotel doesn’t share that fondness.
Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was arrested for disorderly conduct, after security at the hotel “observed smoke and a smell of marijuana from a room,” according to police in Dunwoody, Ga.
Chief Keef didn’t resist arrest, police said.
Early Tuesday, the 17-year-old rapper posted a mugshot of himself on Instagram and announced on Twitter that he “Jus Got Out” of jail in DeKalb County, Ga.
He was booked into jail Monday afternoon just after 4:30 p.m. and was released at 3:41 a.m., according to jail records.
Dennis Berkson, Cozart’s Chicago lawyer, said Tuesday that he didn’t know anything about the arrest.
Chief Keef made his much-anticipated debut with Interscope records in December with the album “Finally Rich.” Sex, weed, money and guns — not always in that order — dominate the simple, usually simplistic, rhymes on “Finally Rich.”
The rapper was locked up in January for wielding a gun in a music video — a violation of his probation on an earlier gun conviction for pointing a weapon at police.
He gained notoriety last year for a gloating tweet sent from his account after rival Chicago rapper Joseph “Lil Jojo” Coleman was shot to death in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Contributing: Stefano Esposito, Jon Seidel, Thomas Conner